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Warnock discusses January targets

Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock met QPR's major shareholders on Monday armed with his list of targets for the January transfer window.

It was the first time chairman Tony Fernandes, vice-chairman Amit Bhatia and directors Kamarudin Bin Meranun and Ruben Emir Gnanalingam have met with the club's manager as a group.

Warnock believes QPR need three to four new signings to ensure they remain competitive in the Barclays Premier League and he was due to learn of the budget at his disposal. "I have met them all individually, but it's great to get them together," he said.

"On the end of the phone is never the same as when you sit down with these guys. We'll go through targets and recommendations. They are nice people. All of them are enthusiastic and want what is best for us, which is a great recipe.

"We will be looking to take on loan two or three players, a couple from England and one from abroad. We want players like (Tottenham full-back) Kyle Walker, who we took last season and we turned into an England international. We want to pick the brains of the top clubs.

"We do need improvement - we need three to four players into the squad to give us solidity. We are shipping goals a bit too easily. We rushed what we could before the summer transfer deadline day but when we had injuries at centre-half, it was difficult to get people in that position. We have to assess the squad to give ourselves a chance."

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic and Fulham forward Bobby Zamora are the latest names to be linked with moves to Loftus Road next month.

Warnock insists that despite the cash available following the takeover, QPR will only spend wisely in what he hopes will be the last busy January transfer window he experiences.

"I won't be doing anything just for the sake of it," he said. "We've targeted who we want and we do need improving, but I'd like to think this will be the final January in which we need three or four new players.

"If you do your business right and you establish yourself, then you do your business in the summer, but that wasn't really possible for us this season. It's been a difficult period to get people in and then integrate them all."